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Isn't it so nice to see things blooming again? Is the promise of Spring stirring up the need to jump about and swish your poms? In reverence of the promise of Spring, Mattrick and I have been busy in the workshop making FRESH new routines for you! We've got all new stuff to Jason Derulo, Iggy Azalea, Kelly Clarkson, music from the Empire soundtrack and MORE! We'll also have room in this 90-minute workshop for some of your favorites, so please leave any requests on our Facebook page! You can pre-register/save your spot HERE
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Save Money!! Register before April 20th and only pay $99 Click the "Buy Now" button below. If you have taken our training in the past, you only pay $50! Once the payment is posted, we'll receive a notification from PayPal and will then email to confirm your registration :)
General Pre-Registration payment HERE:
Current Captain/Junior Captain payment HERE:
WHEN is the training?
SUNDAY APRIL 26TH
Registration at 9:30AM
Master Class at 10AM [open to the public]
Just Move Fitness and More
626 Romence Rd #104
Portage, Michigan 49024
$99 Early Registration
$119 after April 20th
$50 for past trainees
First, you'll get an hour-long Master Class with co-founders Mattrick, Jenarator, and Head Coach Hot Lavo! Then we move on to the training, where we'll discuss:
- The Cheerobix Mission
- Cheerobix Class Structure
- Cueing with Excellence
- Breaking Down Music
- Elements of Fitness
- Gathering your Squad
- Building your Business
- How to "Spread the Gospel"
- Post-Training Resources
What will you need to become a certified Captain?
- Experience teaching movement
- Certification in Group Exercise/Yoga/Dance/Other movement-based format
- CPR Certification
- 30+ hours of dance fitness classes [teaching and/or taking]
- A desire to deepen your knowledge of the Cheerobix mission
- A positive, welcoming spirit!
Can I take the training AND THEN get certified in Group Ex?
The short answer is no, but you WILL BE a JUNIOR CAPTAIN!
This is just a training. Once you have completed your training, you are a Junior Captain. You may already have all the requirements under your belt, but maybe need a little more practice with our style of cueing. Or maybe you've been teaching yoga, but are new to dance fitness and need time to put your hours in... Whatever your unique situation is, we will communicate with you by email or in person as to what you will need to do to become a Certified Captain once the training is complete. Here are some of the teaching requirements:
Your Spirited Leaders
Cheerobix is a magical dance fitness class with poms! You'll be drenched in sweat while you dance, prance and drop it low. This is your squad. Come cheer dance with us!
Matthew Hollis [Mattrick Swayze]
Matthew Hollis has been committed to fitness for over 6 years as a certified personal trainer and iron-pumping addict. He trains individuals, teaches various group classes and boot camps, and will whip your hot tail into gear. His no nonsense approach keeps his clients focused and working hard throughout every workout. Your results are his top priority, but lucky for you, he is also very charming and fun to have around. You can find Matthew teaching and training and Cheetah Gyms, Columbia College, Indigo Studio and corporate classes at Google!
Jena Ertel [the Jenarator]
Jena began her on-again off-again experience with poms in middle school and has had cheer in her heart ever since. A degree in Dance from Columbia as well as a Dance Education certification from UWM led her to over 10 years [so far] of teaching dance and movement of all sorts to people of all ages. Jena currently teaches group fitness and yoga classes and loves the booming sound of unison pom swishes. She is a certified yoga instructor and is constantly building her knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology so she can be the best educator to her students. If she is not practicing her body rolls and high kicks, you'll probably find the Jenarator smothering her little doggie and baby Emmitt with kisses or obsessing over flora or fauna of some sort.
Well, Mattrick and the Jenarator have been great pals for just about ever, meeting as dance students in college. They have performed together and separately for over a decade and have been cheering together for about 6 years.
In 2007, Matthew created a performance group/concept called the "Power of Cheer" based on his need to be his own best cheerleader. So began an honest, funny, raw series of performances done with two other men, and sometimes just he alone.
As the popularity of the Power of Cheer grew, so did the squad. A core group of 5 males and 4 females began to form and not only did Matthew create, produce and execute a hugely successful full-length evening performance piece, but this core squad also began performing full-scale pom routines and original cheers for the halftime shows for the Windy City Rollers, as well as pranced and kicked on a moving float for 3 consecutive Gay Pride Parades.
It seemed evident that the practice that went into rehearsing for these shows was so physically demanding, that it would make for a really fun, cardio-tastic form of group fitness. With that in mind, in summer 2010, Matthew was asked by the City of Chicago to lead a series of ‘Cheerobics’ classes in Millennium Park, which was wildly popular.
One night, Jena and Matthew were dancing around in an empty beergarden and he showed her some of the moves from these ‘Cheerobics’ classes and Jena got so excited she said, “We HAVE to do this. People would LOVE this! “
And now here we are. Present day. Jena joins forces with Matthew to co-create a Cheerobix curriculum and pedagogy to take to all the inner cheerleaders out there. Because it's fun to dance, its fun to prance, and darn it--its fun to play with pom pons!